Mistakes Job Seekers Make On Their Resume

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Creating lengthy resumes

Lengthy resumes can be tedious to go through when the HR has to select from hundreds. Resumes should be comprehensive as well as concise. Do not use long sentences to describe your goals and achievements. Cut short your CV including only the essentials and excluding the irrelevant. A one-page resume is the most appropriate; at the most, a good resume can be of two pages, but not more than that.

Using inappropriate e-mail address

In the process to bypass automated e-mail id suggestions, people create buzzwords attached to names. For example, ‘stillcoolboyXYZ@email.com’ is such an email address. Such ids are not appropriate e-mail addresses for professional communication. Use your name or combine it with numbers to make it unique. Avoid using funky names or words in professional e-mail ids.

Trying to create a fake impression

Your resume should provide a clear picture of you and not just gigantic descriptions. Avoid using characteristics that you do not possess. Be honest with your resumes. Make sure what you mention is true. You can also describe your weaknesses, it helps the HR to envisage your personality better. It also creates a positive impression about you and your honesty.

Using the wrong words

Use professional terms while describing your accomplishments and capabilities. Using the right technical terms is more appropriate than using laymen language in the CV. However, do not make it too complicated. Remember that people who will be going through your CV are experienced.

Providing long personal details

The CV is about you, not about your parents. A resume should define your professional experiences, not personal. Do not provide many details about your family in the CV. In fact, good CVs do have that segment at all. Your address in concise, your contact number and your e-mail id are enough information that a good CV requires. A good CV is neatly formatted, well written and disciplined. Creating an impactful CV will showcase your knowledge the company as well as the position you are applying for.


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